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Vermont Fall Foliage Bike Tours

covered bridges, country roads, premiere accommodations

Trip Pricing

From $2295

Dates & Pricing
  • Sep 17 - Sep 22 2017 $2295
  • Sep 24 - Sep 29 2017 $2295
  • Oct 01 - Oct 06 2017 $2295
Group Discounts

Group discounts for our published trip dates begin with as few as eight people. Please contact us for details.

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At a Glance

Tour start | end: Burlington, Vermont
Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Rating: Intermediate

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Tour Overview

Vermont's Finest Foliage, By Bicycle

Our award-winning Vermont Fall Foliage bike tours sell out quickly. And, one of the top bicycle tours in New England includes a combination of our award-winning Lake Champlain Valley tour and the region around Stowe, best known as the Ski Capital of the East. The trip begins with three days of cycling in the Champlain Valley before winding north and east to Stowe for three days. Fall foliage colors lining the route in this region are among the most spectacular in Vermont and all of New England.

Ride through several of Vermont’s timeless covered bridges and visit the Old Round Church. Sample cider and donuts at a local orchard. Enjoy a taste of IPA from a small craft brewery or sample award-winning vodka from the top distiller in the US. Fill the support van with woolens from a family mill that’s been operating since the mid-1800s. Bike the narrow route through the cliffs of Smuggler’s Notch, so named for the passage of illicit goods during Prohibition.

Accommodations feature charming country inns and a small luxury resort. This trip offers an exclusive and exquisite stay, and dinner at The Inn at Shelburne Farms. Unwind in the casual comfort of a historical Vermont treasure and luxuriate in an intimate hillside oasis. Vermont has an extensive network of organic and local food producers and meals will include the freshest of these local ingredients.

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What's Included In This Tour

  • Prime fall foliage - peak colors and farm stands full of cider, apples, and pumpkins.
  • Routes that include classic Vermont covered bridges, country roads, and beautiful scenery.
  • The historic Waybury Inn, featured in the Bob Newhart Show, is the perfect introduction to Vermont.
  • An intimate experience at Topnotch Inn & Spa in Stowe offers luxurious amenities and the finest of local fare.
  • Intermediate routes with additional options for more challenging cycling.
  • Spend your Vermont bicycle vacation on your bike not in a van driving between routes!
  • Group transfers to and from Burlington, Vermont at tour start/end.
  • Cannondale carbon road bike or custom hybrid bike.
What's Included in this Tour?

Tour Itinerary

Day By Day Tour Overview.

  • Day
    1

    Ride gentle terrain through picturesque rural farmland. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the town green of a classic New England village perched above a waterfall. Pass through one of Vermont’s signature covered bridges.

  • Day
    2

    Ride through one of the longest covered bridges in Vermont then stop to visit shops in a small village. Relax during a picnic on a scenic lakeshore or opt for a short hike to a waterfall. Challenge yourself on the optional climb to the top of Middlebury Gap for incredible views and a thrilling descent.

  • Day
    3

    Visit the beautiful University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm for a private tour and introduction to some of the prized horses bred here. Ride through rural countryside to a festive orchard for cider and donuts. Explore the aisles in the country store before arriving at Shelburne Farms, a magnificent lakeside estate and working farm.

  • Day
    4

    Wind your way along a beautiful rolling route featuring expansive views. Visit the historic Round Church and follow the river through a break in the Green Mountains. Stop for coffee at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or visit Cold Hollow Cider Mill before heading for Stowe and luxurious Topnotch Resort.

  • Day
    5

    The biggest ride of the week climbs through spectacular Smuggler’s Notch and pays reward with a lengthy descent from the top. Pass through small towns featuring specialty producers of spirits, woolens, and beer as you loop back to Stowe for a fabulous farewell dinner.

  • Day
    6

    Visit a local glassblower and continue to Stowe’s legendary covered bridge before exploring the picturesque village. Visit the New England Ski Museum and browse shops and galleries in town before the return to Burlington.

Want to Learn More?

Download the Tour Itinerary for a detailed day by day description.

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Bruce & Jennifer
Livermore, CA

A completely carefree and relaxed vacation. Upscale tour – worth the price. Five-stars.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Waybury Inn lodging on Vermont Fall Foliage bike tours

    Waybury Inn, East Middlebury

    This quintessential Vermont country inn sits at the base of the Green Mountains across from a beautiful stream. For years, the Bob Newhart show featured the inn. Restaurant and cozy pub on site. (2 nights)

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  • The Inn at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

    This majestic property has been maintained and restored since the 19th century. The Inn’s restaurant features fresh products harvested from the Farm and other nearby specialty farms. (1 night)

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  • Topnotch Resort & Spa lodging on Vermont Fall Foliage bike tours

    Topnotch Resort & Spa

    Majestic boutique hotel and spa nestled on 120 acres. Pool, sauna, full-service spa facility, restaurant, bistro/bar, bocce. (2 nights)

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